If you hold the HTC HD7 is just the right way (think iPhone 4) you can cause the phones antenna signal to crash, leaving the phone to serve as an expensive paperweight. After the issue was revealed on the Windows Phone 7 device HTC released a statement that was careful to minimize the damage caused by the flaw in their phones design.
In a statement released to the press HTC said:
“Quality in industrial design is of key importance to HTC,” adding, “To ensure the best possible signal strength, antennas are placed in the area least likely to be covered by a person’s face or hands while the phone is in use. However, it is inevitable that a phone’s signal strength will weaken a little when covered in its entirety by a user’s palm or fingers. We test all of our phones extensively and are confident that under normal circumstances reception strength and performance will be more than sufficient for the operation of the phone when network coverage is also adequate.”
Let’s be honest, most of the talk about “major” issues with signal strength are created by competing company’s hoping to expose the “flaw” while most users have little to no problems when using their devices, in fact, the issues of antenna problems are hardly ever widespread.
Have you had issues with your HD7? If you have, let us know what those issues have involved.